Have you ever just felt that magnetic pull towards someone and wandered what it was?? Please say yes so that Rebekah and I don't feel crazy! We were talking the other day about what some of the things are that do the opposite and actually push you away!
NOT HAVING A SENSE OF HUMOR
If you ask a person about the top five qualities they look for in a partner, a sense of humor is most likely included in that list. Rebekah and I agree that having no sense of humor, or even an average sense of humor, was significantly less attractive than having a great sense of humor.
As if sleep deprivation wasn't already bad enough, a lack of sleep could also make you appear less attractive to potential partners. We were reading a study which asked participants to rate photos of people who had slept for eight hours the night before and people who hadn't slept in 31 hours. Unsurprisingly, the latter group was perceived as less attractive, less healthy, and even sadder.
Probably the #1 thing that we both agreed on was Laziness, traits like helpfulness and contribution to shared goals are at the heart of perceived attractiveness. Researchers found that, even for conventionally attractive participants, their rating went down considerably if they'd proven to be lazy.
OK tell us if these things matter to you or if there are others that we didn't mention!